Advanced letterpress: debossing, over-printing & metal type composition

This advanced letterpress class introduces debossing, over-printing and composition of metal type, techniques we often don’t have time to cover in our introductory classes.

After demonstrating each method will will assist participants in typesetting and printing their own designs so that everyone leaves with a series of examples of their own work showcasing these techniques. Coming with design ideas is good, but the simpler the better and please be prepared to adapt once you have seen what’s involved.

We recommend having attended one of our Introduction to Letterpress classes, or having had experience of letterpress elsewhere, to make the most of this course. We are planning more advanced classes in the future covering these, and other techniques.

Lunch and all materials are provided, but please wear old clothes or bring an apron.